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Fabulously Fruity FreezeMakes 2 servings WHAT'S IN IT? 1 (15-ounce) can tropical fruit salad in fruit juices, no sugar added (or about 1 3/4 cups of your favorite chopped fresh fruit)1 cup low-fat vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt, softened, but not melted STUFF YOU NEED Can openerMesh...
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Quick quiz! True or false: Snacking can be good for you. That's absolutely true when you're smart about the way you snack. When is snacking not so smart? Well, when you're not really hungry, but you eat lots of snacks just because it's a habit, like when you're watching TV. Or, if you always snack...
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Sawed-off ThumbsMakes 4 servingsWHAT'S IN IT? 1 pound ground turkey1/2 teaspoon paprika1/4 teaspoon black pepper1/4 teaspoon salt1 tablespoon light mayonnaise1/2 tablespoon ketchup + 1/4 cup ketchupSTUFF YOU NEED Large mixing bowlMeasuring spoonsLarge, non-stick baking sheetSmall bowlSmall spoonDry...
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Fasten your safety belts—and get ready for the grand tour of MyPyramid's food groups! MyPyramid is made up of five food groups: Grains, Vegetables, Fruits, Milk and Meat & Beans plus Oils. Each group has a color and a special saying to help you make great choices. The Grains Group is orange and...
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Franken-Fingers with Blood SauceMakes 4 servingsWHAT'S IN IT? 3/4 cup all-purpose flour2 large eggs1 1/2 tsp garlic salt1 cup plain bread crumbs1 lb pre-sliced chicken breast tenders ("fingers")1 cup spaghetti sauce (use your favorite one!) or 1/2 cup light ranch dressingSTUFF YOU NEED Adult's...
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What do you, trees and hamsters have in common? Give up? You all need water to live! It might not seem like it, but water is the most needed nutrient of all. In fact, people can't survive for more than a few days without it. Most of your body is water. If you weigh 90 pounds, only about 27 of those...
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Blood & Guts SoupMakes 2 servings WHAT'S IN IT? 2 cups ready-to-serve tomato soup1 cup chow mein noodles4 (1-ounce) slices turkey breastSTUFF YOU NEED Can opener (if you need)Liquid measuring cupMedium-size, microwave-safe bowlMicrowave-safe plastic wrapPotholdersDry measuring cupsLarge spoon2...
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10 Fun Fitness Activities to Suggest When Kids Say, "I'm Bored!" 10 Hot Tips for Investing in "Me Time:" The Whole Family Will Profit Assessing Your Child's Weight with the Body Mass Index (BMI) Developing Your Child's Self-Esteem Four Steps for Helping an Overweight Child Getting Kids Active–10...
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Que Pasa PinwheelsMakes 4 servings WHAT'S IN IT?4 ounces reduced fat cream cheese* (1/2 an 8-ounce package)2 tablespoons thick salsa (mild, medium or hot—your choice!)4 fajita-size (about 7-inches diameter) flour tortillas1 bunch fresh cilantro or Italian parsley leaves (you'll need 16 leaves)...
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Did you know there's a brand-new pyramid and it's just for you? It's called MyPyramid for Kids and it shows you how to eat right, exercise and have fun. Following MyPyramid helps you to stay healthy, feel good and look good. And it's not hard—MyPyramid says it's A-OK to change what you eat and how...
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Groovy Grape Ape SmoothieMakes 2 servings WHAT'S IN IT? 1 cup (8 fluid ounces) 100% grape juice1 container (8 ounce) low-fat strawberry or other fruit yogurt1 medium, ripe banana, peeled, halved, frozen STUFF YOU NEED Liquid measuring cupElectric blender2 glasses HOW TO PUT IT TOGETHER    1....
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Tasty Tortellini TossMakes 3 servings WHAT'S IN IT? 3 quarts (12 cups) water1 (9 ounce) package fresh cheese or three-cheese tortellini, uncooked2 cups cherry tomatoes2 teaspoons olive oil1/4 teaspoon garlic salt1/4 cup loosely-packed, chopped fresh basil or parsley STUFF YOU NEED Adult's...
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Make-your-own Taco BarMakes 6 servings WHAT'S IN IT? 1 pound extra-lean or lean ground round1 (1.25-ounce) package taco seasoning mix (40% less sodium)2/3 cup water (or the amount stated on the seasoning mix directions)1 (15.5-ounce) can pinto or black beans, rinsed and drained FILLINGS:2 cups...
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No, we're not asking whether you can stand on one foot! We're asking whether you "balance" the amount of food you take in with the amount you burn off. Maybe you've wondered why some people's bodies are too big and other people's bodies are too thin. There are many reasons why this happens. One...
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Crazy Mix Veggie BurgersMakes 4 servings WHAT'S IN IT? Pick 5 of these 10 "Crazy Mix" ingredients:   1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese   1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese   1 cup finely chopped fresh spinach   1 cup finely chopped or shredded lettuce   3/4 cup thinly sliced red onion   1/2...
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You know how lots of books have a table of contents in the front? The table of contents is a list of the different things you'll read when you go through the book. The Nutrition Facts food label on food packages is a lot like the table of contents in a book. It gives you information about the food...
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Super-Duper Shakin' Snack MixMakes 3 servings WHAT'S IN IT? 1 cup mini pretzels1 cup white cheddar cheese or cheese flavored popcorn1/2 cup puffed wheat or other mini wheat cereal1/4 cup cashew halves and pieces or peanuts, lightly salted1/4 cup raisins STUFF YOU NEED Large-size bowlDry measuring...
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Are You Snack Smart? Conquering MyPyramid for Kids! Eating for Energy Figuring Out Food Labels Fitting in Fast Food Favorites Get 3-A-Day of Dairy - We Triple Dare You! Go With the Flow: Drink Those Fluids Going Veg Is Your Body in Balance? MyPyramid for Kids! The Food Group Grand Tour Portion...
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Nuked NachosMakes 1 servingWHAT'S IN IT?1 ounce baked or 40% less-fat tortilla chips (about 15 chips; check the label!)1/3 cup shredded Monterey Jack or Mexican-style cheese3 tablespoons rinsed, drained canned pinto beans1 tablespoon chopped green onion (about 1/2 green onion—use just the green...
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Edible Apple LipsMakes 3 servings WHAT'S IN IT? 1 large red apple3 tablespoons peanut butter18 miniature marshmallows STUFF YOU NEED Apple corer (optional)KnifeCutting boardButter knife/spreaderMeasuring spoons HOW TO PUT IT TOGETHER    1. Wash the apple.   2. Core and slice the squeaky clean apple...
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Turkey-n-Stuffing PieMakes 8 servings WHAT'S IN IT?Sauce:2 tablespoons butter2 tablespoons all-purpose, unbleached flour1 (12 fluid ounce) can fat-free evaporated milk1/4 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper1/4 teaspoon onion powder2 cups (11 ounces) cooked, diced turkey breast...
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Most people know what physical activity is, but do you know why physical activity is so important? It isn't so you can look all sweaty like people on TV commercials for exercise equipment. And it isn't so you can have huge muscles to bust out of your clothes like a superhero, either. Physical...
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Family-Pleasing Cheesy Pasta TwistsMakes 6 servings WHAT'S IN IT? 1/2 (16-ounce) box cavatappi (elbow twists) or other pasta Cheese Sauce:2 tablespoons flour1 1/4 cup fat-free milk1 1/2 teaspoons butter1/4 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon white pepper1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg1/8 teaspoon ground red (...
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Quick! Name some dairy foods! Right—stuff that comes from a cow like milk, yogurt and cheese. Getting 3 cups of foods and drinks from the MyPyramid Milk Group every day helps you get enough calcium. You need plenty of calcium for strong bones, muscles and teeth. (You can get calcium from stuff like...
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BBQ Chicken PizzaMakes 6 servings WHAT'S IN IT?1 (10 oz) package, pre-baked thin Italian pizza crust1/2 cup barbecue sauce1 (10-ounce) package carved, roasted chicken breast meat (or 2 cups leftover shredded or diced chicken breast pieces)3/4 cup (3 oz) shredded Monterey Jack cheese3/4 cup (3 oz)...
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Are you Up for the 10,000 Step Challenge? Be a Food Ad Detective Be a Part-time Pet Walker Brain Food Don't Lose Your Teeth! Drink Up and Eat Up for Healthy Kidneys Fueling Up for Healthy Muscles Fun Fall Activities for the Whole Family! In the Loop with Your Intestines Keeping Your Heart Healthy...
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Pleasingly Pink Salsa SwirlyMakes 5 servings WHAT'S IN IT? 3 medium, ripe tomatoes1/2 small onion3 tablespoons water1/4 cup loosely-packed fresh cilantro or parsley1/4 tsp salt STUFF YOU NEED Cutting boardCutting knifeElectric blenderMeasuring spoonsDry measuring cupsMedium-size bowlSpoon HOW TO...
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Grape-n-Cheese Mini-KebabsMakes 2 servingsWHAT'S IN IT?24 red or green grapes4 ounce chunk part-skim mozzarella cheese STUFF YOU NEED Small bowlCutting boardCutting knife12 toothpicks2 snack platesHOW TO PUT IT TOGETHER    1. Measure out the grapes into a small bowl.   2. Plop the cheese onto a...
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Sloppy Turkey JoesMakes 4 servings WHAT'S IN IT? 1 pound lean ground turkey breast meat1 small onion, chopped1/2 medium green bell pepper, chopped Sloppy Sauce:3/4 cup ketchup1 tablespoon brown sugar1 teaspoon Dijon mustard1/2 teaspoon garlic powder1/4 teaspoon black pepper1/4 teaspoon chili...
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Hot Tuna Stuffed Tomato BowlsMakes 4 servings WHAT'S IN IT? 4 large tomatoes, firm but ripe3 (3-ounce) cans light tuna in water or 1 (9.75-ounce) can chicken breast in water, drained and flaked1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese1 ounce baked potato chips (about 11 chips)1/4 cup light mayonnaise1/4 cup...

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